Wednesday Snap Shot

Wednesday Snap Shot is a quick peek into my week.

If you'd like to join in on my Wednesday Snap Shot.. copy and paste my post, add your answers (you can also copy the pic..BUT Please download the picture to your computer first.. do not just directly copy and paste.. otherwise you are using my bandwidth..thank you! :).. link your post to my blog and then come back and let me know you shared your week. I'll come and visit you and read about your homemaking week!! :)

So Far This Week
I had a good week. The most enjoyable part was a trip to the Oregon Coast. I enjoy going to the beach but it's something we only do about once a year. We had the most beautiful weather.

The Oregon Coast and the Washington Coast as well are not places you go and visit if you are looking for warm sandy beaches and hot temperatures. It's typically always cool, somewhat cloudy and windy. A walk on the beach usually means that no matter the time of year you wear a jacket and a hat. Well I think my hubby and I hit the jackpot of beautiful coast days the day we arrived. I really don't recall a trip to the coast that was as warm and beautiful. It was about 82 degrees and no wind. Almost unheard of. We parked ourselves on the warm sandy beach and enjoyed an afternoon of ocean waves, swimming in the ocean (well, I waded my hubby swam) and watching the most gorgeous sunset. We even saw whales spouting and swimming southward to warmer places for the winter.

On My To-Do List
I may make some soap today, we'll see. First I need to continue working through my junk and purging more. I also have a few household chores to do..

~vacuum living room
~mop kitchen floor
~do a couple loads of laundry

Projects I'm Working On
My cleaning and purging of items in my sunroom. I want to get it all cleared out and reorganize my toy boxes that I keep in there for the grandkids.

Today's Weather
The mornings and nights are sure feeling a lot like fall.  There is that familiar fall nip in the air.  The seasons are changing!

Today's High  71   Low 46

The View from my Deck (or window)

What I'm Reading
I finished Ezekiel and will be starting Daniel next. I almost finished Dracula, with our trip out of town I did not do as much reading as I typically do.

What I'm Listening To
It's a quiet morning I hear my dishwasher running, clocks ticking, my hubby up and doing his routines

Something Frugal I've Done This Week
My hubby likes to bbq and while we were grocery shopping this week we saw New York Steaks on sale. They were actually a really good deal for our area. Then sitting next to the steaks was a whole loin of the same thing, only uncut. The price for this was $1.50 less per pound. So we bought it. It only took me 20 minutes or less to cut the meat into steaks, making it very worth the effort. I wrapped each steak individually in plastic wrap to freeze them. This way when we want to bbq I can pull out only as many as I need for that meal.

Fitness and Health for the Week
I enjoy making smoothies at least a couple times a week. I usually add fruit of some sort and spinach. I wanted a smoothie for breakfast the other day and did not have any spinach. I did have quite a bit of mixed spring greens (I buy these for salad making). I wondered if I could add some of those instead of spinach. So I tried it.. it worked great. I got a nice nutrient dense smoothie that tasted yummy. 

 Here is my recipe...

1 cup milk
1 6oz container yogurt of choice
½ cup frozen blueberries
A couple large handfuls of mixed salad greens.

Blend it up until smooth and enjoy..

That is all for this week!


  1. have you thought of making Kefir? I love it, and it is very cheap to make!

    1. Vivian, I've made a lot of kefir in the past, I should do it again.. thanks for the reminder! :)

  2. I have a green smoothie every day. Mine is made with no dairy and no extra sweeteners. It is so good.


    1. No dairy is good too.. I do that sometimes as well. And fruit can add so much sweetness, no other sweeteners are really needed. :) Crystal


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